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Snowdon sets PB to finish first at Kesgrave parkrun

PUBLISHED: 16:11 04 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:11 04 November 2018

The start of the 220th staging of the Kesgrave parkrun on Saturday morning. Picture: KESGRAVE PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE

The start of the 220th staging of the Kesgrave parkrun on Saturday morning. Picture: KESGRAVE PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE

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Matthew Snowdon posted a very impressive time on his way to first place from a field of 320 (coincidentally the same number as the previous week) at the latest Kesgrave parkrun on Saturday.

Matthew Snowdon, on his way to first place in a personal best time at the Kesgrave parkrun. Picture: KESGRAVE PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGEMatthew Snowdon, on his way to first place in a personal best time at the Kesgrave parkrun. Picture: KESGRAVE PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE

Teenager Snowdon, of Ipswich Harriers, recorded a personal best for the 5K course of 16mins 26secs, elevating him to 10th spot on the list of all-time quickest runners at Kesgrave. He runs in the 15-17 year-old age group.

Experienced veteran, Steve Cooper, who runs for Blackheath & Bromley Harriers, was second in 17:33, just four seconds ahead of third-placed Neil Parry (17:37), who was a first-timer at Kesgrave.

Jayne Chappels, of Kesgrave Kruisers, was first lady in 21:02, just 10 seconds short of her PB at what was her 147th parkrun.

Sarah Lewis, of Woodbridge Shufflers, equalled her PB of 21:16 in second, followed by Collette Green, of Woodbridge Shufflers, in third (21:59).

Jayne Chappels, on her way to finishing the first female at the Kesgrave parkrun. Picture: KESGRAVE PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGEJayne Chappels, on her way to finishing the first female at the Kesgrave parkrun. Picture: KESGRAVE PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE

This was the 220th staging of the popular weekly event,

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